Classic Stuy Heights Brownstone and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.299 Million


    November’s given way to December, and as the holidays loom the market’s slowing down a bit. But there are houses out there to be seen, and we’ve got our usual four lined up for weekend viewing. One’s move-in ready, two need major work and one sits in between those two poles. They’re found in Bed Stuy, West Midwood and Crown Heights.

    First up, on Throop Avenue, a block from Herbert Von King Park, we’ve got a three-story, semi-detached brick townhouse that’s newly renovated. It’s got a more traditional feel than your average flip, with dark-stained woodwork, a carved newel post, exposed brick and a giant, columned pier mirror in the kitchen that may be original, may have been repurposed from elsewhere or may have just been built to look that way. The kitchen’s got white marble countertops and high-end appliances; the living room’s got a brick fireplace. There’s a three-bedroom upper duplex, a garden rental and a finished basement.

    Next up, a six-bedroom Victorian with a wraparound terrace on the cul de sac Waldorf Court in West Midwood, which is having its first showing. This one needs work, which is made clear both by the listing and the sole photo, which shows an exterior in need of attention. It’s an interesting facade, though, which backs up the listing’s contention that the house offers “some unique architecture that you wont find any where else in the neighborhood.” The listing further promises “original detailing throughout,” including moldings and stained glass windows, and a “MASSIVE” back yard.

    Back in Bed Stuy we’ve got a three-story brownstone on Jefferson Avenue in Stuy Heights, on the market for the first time in three decades. There’s original detail within, including several mantels, pocket doors, parquet floors, original entry doors and crown moldings. Condition is fair; it could possibly be livable with some polishing, though it could also be a candidate for a more extensive makeover. There are layout issues, for one thing — as configured there’s an apartment over a lower duplex whose bedrooms are on the parlor floor, with no bathroom and only a single small closet. Zoning “may allow for a considerable expansion,” the listing tells us.

    Last up is a barrel-fronted limestone with a front garden and a handsome facade on New York Avenue in Crown Heights. This one’s in rough shape and needs considerable work, even if the price tag doesn’t necessarily indicate it. Original detail is minimal, and may not be salvageable — there’s seems to be a lot of space though. At the moment it’s a two-family with an apartment on each floor and an English basement, but basically it’s a blank canvas for someone with vision.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, West Midwood

    405 Throop Avenue
    Price: $1.75 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Nest Seekers (Sara Golan, Ryan Serhant)
    Sunday 12-4 p.m.
    See it here ->

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, West Midwood

    20 Waldorf Court
    Price: $1.6 million
    Area: West Midwood
    Broker: Citi Habitats (Jonathan Ben-Ami)
    Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment
    See it here ->

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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, West Midwood

    406 Jefferson Avenue
    Price: $1.299 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Loretta M. Nastasi-Rivera)
    Sunday 12-2 p.m.
    See it here ->

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, West Midwood

    370 New York Avenue
    Price: $1.395 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Kings Realty (Aldo Valmon Clark)
    Saturday and Sunday 12-3 p.m.
    See it here ->

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